Tag Archives: Politics/government

“How can a mother sleep?”
“¿Cómo puede dormir una madre?”

It is a simple message, but the four words have resounded throughout the world. “Bring back our girls”. It is the rallying cry for the return of nearly....
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Bronx brewed, baked and born
Nacido y fabricado aquí

"¿Está el Bronx en casa?" La pregunta fue hecha frente a esos reunidos en la fábrica de cerveza Gun Hill de la avenida Laconia, quienes aplaudieron...
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Looking for a lift
Buscando un ascensor

The East 149th Street station, where the 2, 4 and 5 trains converge, has an elevator shaft. But no elevator. Commuters who use the station...
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I am not defeated
No estoy derrotada

Mientras esperamos celebrar el cinco de Mayo, haríamos bien en mirar más allá de las margaritas. Hoy también puede ser un día para observar...
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Canto con fuerza

33 por 33. Las mujeres descendieron en masa el pasado domingo 27 de abril. Muchas lucían camisetas de color rosa brillante y pañuelos azules atados...
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Wash and win
Lavar y ganar

Todo ha salido en el lavado. Los lavadores de coches, quienes son conocidos como se refieren a sí mismos, "carwasheros," se manifestaron en protesta por lo que dicen ha sido, durante demasiado tiempo...
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Citizenship Now!
¡Ciudadanía ahora!

La 12a línea directa anual de Citizenship Now! está abierta, y está tomando llamadas hasta el viernes 2 de mayo. Desde 2004, las campañas telefónicas...
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UPK Seats Available at Community-based Organizations

Although the deadline to apply for pre-kindergarten seats in public schools has passed, applications for Universal Pre-K are still available for seats at Community-based Organizations throughout the city. New York City children who turn four by December 31, 2014 are eligible...

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Universal Pre-K Sign-up Deadline

Parents have until Apr. 23rd to register their children for universal pre-kindergarten. Children turning four years old in 2014 who live in New York City are eligible to attend pre-k programs. Pre-k is free. You do not have to pay to attend programs offered by the NYC Department of Education.

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“A new chapter”
“Un nuevo capítulo”

Yudelka Tapia campaigned for State Senator Adriano Espaillat in his Congressional race in 2012. But many Bronx elected officials threw their support that year to the incumbent, Congressman Charles Rangel. “That was an uphill battle we had,” she recalled.
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Hanging with the Mayor
Pasando el rato con el Alcalde

Business owners, activists and residents joined Mayor Bill de Blasio this Fri., Apr. 11th for his first live Google Hangout.
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Persistence in aspiration
Persistencia en la aspiración

Las mujeres están a cargo. El miércoles 26 de marzo, la Cámara Hispana de Comercio de la Ciudad de Nueva York (NYCHCC, por sus siglas en inglés)...
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It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Es Hora que Aumenten El Salario Mínimo

Es Hora que Aumenten El Salario Mínimo

Han pasado mas de cuatro años desde la ultima ves que el Congreso aumento el salario mínimo federal. Familias trabajadoras están haciendo...
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Battle on the waterfront
Batalla en la Costa

They want something different. That was on the minds of the nine members of South Bronx Unite who were arrested this past Sat., Mar. 22nd...
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Lights on for DREAM
Luces encendidas por DREAM

Fue una manifestación planeada para obtener apoyo para la ley Dream del estado de Nueva York antes de su crucial votación en...
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Moving forward
Avanzando

Members of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU) gathered this past Fri, Mar. 14th, to announce the group’s endorsement of State Senator Adriano Espaillat in his bid to represent the 13th Congressional District, which includes Northern Manhattan and the...

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A dream deferred?
¿Un sueño diferido?

A pesar de la abundancia de tréboles de cuatro hojas, el pasado día de San Patricio no fue una fiesta feliz para miles de estudiantes indocumentados.
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The Price of a Poverty Stigma

El precio del estigma de la pobreza

El precio del estigma de la pobreza

There’s simply nothing more important than the health of our children and families. Recently, I was joined by a consortium of...
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Growing the urban forest
Creciendo el bosque urbano

New York City's landscape is about to get much greener. This spring, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will...
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“A coalition never seen before”
“Una coalición nunca antes vista”

Es él, de nuevo. El senador estatal Adriano Espaillat lo ha hecho oficial al anunciar su candidatura al escaño congresional #13 del norte de...
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Celebrating merengue and merit
Celebrando merengue y mérito

¡Viva la independencia! El pasado jueves 27 de febrero marcó la celebración de la Independencia 170 de la República Dominicana.
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Celebration of the Centennial

Hundreds were in attendance to celebrate the Centennial of the Bronx, as hosted by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and the Office of the Bronx Borough President, at Marina del Rey this past Wed., Feb. 26th. Local residents, business owners, community leaders, elected officials and a few...

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The Definition of Dominican
Ser dominicano

Un fallo judicial dominicano recientemente revocó la ciudadanía de todas las personas nacidas de padres nacidos en el extranjero desde...
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“Not a typical office building”

“No es un típico edificio de oficinas”

“No es un típico edificio de oficinas”

Trouble is brewing on both sides of the Hudson.A towering structure proposed by LG Electronics is getting a lot of push back from elected officials...
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When a home run means “GOAL!”

It might be one of the oddest match-ups in sports yet. Two franchises are teaming up to bring another kind of ball game to the borough more known for its Bombers' version of baseball than any other sport. The New York Yankees and Manchester City, a soccer team in the English Premier League...

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“Together we will all accomplish great things”

“Juntos lograremos grandes cosas”

“Juntos lograremos grandes cosas”

Buenas noches. Good evening. I want to thank each and every one of you who came out on this very cold evening to celebrate my inauguration.
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Full Text of President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.

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Sworn oaths, at the century mark
Juramentos, a los cien años

La ceremonia de inauguración del presidente del condado del Bronx Rubén Díaz Jr., coincidió con un momento propicio: el 100º aniversario del condado.
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Affordable Care Act Helpline

The Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia is partnering with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Telemundo who will be hosting the “Linea de Ayuda” (HelpLine) phone bank for the NY Metro Area on Thursday, January 23rd from 4:00 pm to 8 pm.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito: A First!

Over the past months, Melissa Mark-Viverito has run an impressive and transparent bid to be the next Speaker of the New York City Council, the second most powerful position in city government. Along the way, the East Harlem Council Member has shared her progressive vision for moving our community...

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“A tragic situation”
“Una situación trágica”

“No sabemos a que escuela van nuestros niños el próximo año – me siento indefenso”. Michal Johnson, padre de la escuela St. Jerome en el Bronx, habló en reacción a la reciente noticia del inminente cierre de la escuela...
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Talking the Bronx 01.16.13

This past Wed., Jan. 9th, New York State senators elected Senator Jeffrey D. Klein as Senate President Pro Tempore, the legislative chamber’s top post. Under a new bipartisan power sharing agreement enacted by the chamber, Senator Klein will share the title with Senator Dean Skelos of Long Island (R).

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On the line, and on the grind
En la línea y trabajando

While many have spent the last few weeks in earnest preparation for a holiday feast, for others, this season of preparation has also included searching out employment opportunities. With the borough’s unemployment rate recently rated as highest in the state at 12.5%....
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Healthy Living: It takes a village

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

The “Healthy Village” fitness and wellness initiative from Healthfirst was kicked off at the Claremont Housing Development.

If you want to know how to lose weight properly, turn off the television – it won’t be on “The Biggest Loser”. “Weight loss is a process, and it’s not quick,” said Doctor J. Douglas Reich...
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A walk in white demands end to violence

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

On Wednesday, the streets went white. Hundreds of women in white wedding and formal dresses gathered together to march through Washington Heights.
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